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2.48 of 5 stars 2.48  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  6 reviews
I was scritcha-scratchin'
while a batch-a bugs
was hatchin',
yes, those cooties were
attachin' to my head.

When nits attack,
no one is safe --

and if the lice don't get you,
the cures surely will....
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers (first published July 1st 2007)
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PacaLipstick Gramma
To say this book was AWFUL would be an understatement.

Granted, it's supposed to be a cute and whimsical story about a little girl with head lice, but the story is appalling.

First of all, the grammar is atrocious. Talking like an uneducated idiot? It takes backwoods and hillbillies to a whole new level. That alone is offensive and degrading. Then to suggest that the lice are "cooties", and trying to get rid of them with mayonnaise, wrappng in your head with some bread concoction, or ~ GOD FORBID
while i do claim to have a sense of humor, i just couldn't relate to this book. it made me itch. the pictures are cute but the "country bumpkin" lingo didn't sit well with me. and why was the dog the only "family member" who realized that shampoo was the best way to clear up the hair bugs? i'm itching as i think about it.
silly book about headlice that takes hillbillies to a whole new horror. Could be good for a laugh and if you are desperate for some resource to talk to your kids about headlice.
Just as the title says. You will be scratchin' you head after reading this one.
"lice, nits, cooties, strong action in illustrations"
Hahaha. Lice are funny!
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Nancy Van Laan was born in Baton Rouge, La. Her father was a colonel in the US Air Force, and the family moved frequently as Van Laan was growing up. She began making up stories to pass the time on long car trips. Although Van Laan had a learning disability, she loved to read. She began drawing and writing poetry as a child and enjoyed illustrating her own stories. Van Laan also loved ballet and b ...more
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